The Sparticle Mystery – A New Children’s Series Coming to CBBC

Kids in charge (not good…Lord of the Flies anyone), parallel universes, a world without grown ups and the only thing that can save us all is a particle collider machine. Hang on this latest show from the CBBC is supposed to be a kids show right?

Well whoever it’s aimed at the premise is great and I’ll definitely be checking out the first episode.

Check out the press release for all the info.



Imagine a world without adults.  That is the world facing the children in The Sparticle Mystery.


When a science experiment goes wrong and all the world’s adults are spun into a parallel dimension the children begin the adventure of a lifetime – life without parents and carers!


The Sparticle Mystery is a new 13-part sci-fi adventure series for CBBC from the team behind the Bafta award winning drama Summerhill.  Filmed entirely on location with an ensemble cast of children, it is written and created by Alison Hume (Summerhill, Rocket Man) and produced by Stephen Smallwood (Summerhill, Day of the Triffids, Murphy’s Law). The lead director is Jon East and other episodes are directed by Tim Whitby.Sue Nott is the executive producer. It is a Sparticles Productions programme for CBBC, commissioned by Damian Kavanagh.


At first a world governed by children is a fun place to be but then the fight for survival begins and this leads our heroes on a quest to discover what has happened to the grown-ups and find out how they can bring them back.


As the children split into tribes they attempt to build a society for themselves from scratch. Which isn’t easy when there are no adults to provide power, food, water or even a lift…


As the series progresses these children learn how to take care of one another, both emotionally and physically, and together they will unearth the truth about the massive experiment that has turned their lives into a struggle for survival.


The children must seek out the top secret Sparticle Project –  a massive particle collider machine built to look for parallel universes – undo the cosmic damage and realign the two worlds if they are ever to be reunited with their parents…


Sue Nott, Executive Producer CBBC, says: “We’re very excited to be bringing contemporary new British drama to CBBC, with an empowering adventure which has children very much at its heart.”


The Sparticle Mystery cast includes Wesley Nelson (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Where the Heart Is) as Jeffrey, Jerome Holder (Skank, Tracy Beaker, Holby City) as Callum, Abigail Hardingham (FREAK) as Kat, Karim Zeroual as Sadiq, Grace Mandeville as Holly and Emily Sanderson as Reese.


Cake Entertainment has acquired all worldwide distribution rights to The Sparticle Mystery.


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  1. Elidia /

    It’s called the antichrist generation… Godless generation with no boundaries or limits…

  2. big fan of Reece!!!

  3. tom /

    is it coming out on dvd

  4. i love this show!

  5. This series was written by Debbie Moon, who went on to create the brilliant Wolf Blood. Definitely worth checking out.

  6. evana /

    The series have finished. Would there be more?

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